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    Dr. De Vries Preached to Embrace the Grace of Living in Christ

    On September 9th, Immanuel Community Church in NYC held a gracious Sunday service with Dr. De Veries preaching the sermon from II Corinthians 5:14-21 with the title of ‘Embracing the Grace of Living in Christ’. He emphasized that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he…

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  • Psalm 51:10-15 – King David’s Amazing Personal Renewal and Discipleship

    KEY: Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a determined, prepared spirit within me. = Psalm 51:10 King David had a “heart according to God’s own heart” (Acts 13:22; I Samuel 13:13-14), a quality that endeared him to God – and now still endears David to all of us, too! David’s Godliness…

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  • Acts 2:22-41 = Peter’s Pointed, Passionate Message Pays Off

    KEY: “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.” = Acts 2:36 In our walk with God by grace on earth, discipleship and renewal are essential themes.        When by grace we faithfully disciple others – discipling one another or new believers – we ourselves are renewed in grace and faith/faithfulness.       Then, being renewed in grace and faith/faithfulness…

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  • Proverbs 1:1-9 = Receive a “Garland of Grace” when you Listen to Your Mother

    KEY: Listen, my child, to your father’s instruction, and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.  They are a garland of grace on your head and an ornament to adorn your neck. = Proverbs 1:8-9 The Book of Proverbs in the Bible is super-loaded with intensely relevant, timeless wisdom.  Even in the first nine verses, major treasures of wisdom are poured…

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  • John 21:1-14 = Breakfast with the Risen Christ

    KEY: Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. = John 21:13 Welcome to Jesus’ awesome breakfast meeting with seven of the Apostles – Peter, Thomas, Nathaniel, James, John, and two others who are not named.  This was a spontaneous breakfast meeting that caught these Apostles by surprise.  It…

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  • Deuteronomy 30:11-20 = The Overwhelming Presence of Life

    Golden text:  …Chose life in order that you may live — you and your descendants – through loving the LORD your God, through obeying His voice, and through clinging to Him, for He is your Life….  = Deuteronomy 30, 19-20    . The Gospel Story – especially Jesus’ Death, Burial, and Resurrection for us – will always be…

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  • Books
    The Farewell Discourse and Final Prayer of Jesus: An Exposition of John 14-17

    Up to now, states author Carson in his Preface, what he has written on the Gospel of John was prepared for the well-trained minister or serious student, and is available only in journals or in books not likely to be read by the general reader. He is more and more convinced, Carson continues, that those…

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  • Devotional
    What Is Natural Law?

    From a jail in Birmingham, Alabama, Martin Luther King Jr. discussed civil disobedience, noting that “there are two kinds of laws: just and unjust” and that there is a “natural law” to which we are subject. He was right: We shouldn’t say we know right and wrong only because “the Bible says so.” Romans 2:15…

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